June 21 – Queen Catherine of Aragon makes a speech and steals the show

Posted By on June 21, 2022

On this day in Tudor history, 21st June 1529, ten days after her 20th wedding anniversary, Queen Catherine of Aragon appeared at the Legatine Court at Blackfriars and delivered an impassioned speech which stole the show.

This court was hearing the case for the annulment of Catherine’s marriage to the king, and Catherine was going to have her say!

She delivered the speech while kneeling at her husband’s feet, and she appealed directly to him. It was an incredible speech.